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Dermatol Surg. 2006 Feb;32(2):224-32; discussion 233.

Measurement of lower leg compression in vivo: recommendations for the performance of measurements of interface pressure and stiffness: consensus statement.

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  • 1Medical University, Department of Dermatology, Vienna, Austria. Hugo.Partsch@meduniwien.ac.at

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Interface pressure and stiffness characterizing the elastic properties of the material are the parameters determining the dosage of compression treatment and should therefore be measured in future clinical trials.

OBJECTIVE:

To provide some recommendations regarding the use of suitable methods for this indication.

METHOD:

This article was formulated based on the results of an international consensus meeting between a group of medical experts and representatives from the industry held in January 2005 in Vienna, Austria.

RESULTS:

Proposals are made concerning methods for measuring the interface pressure and for assessing the stiffness of a compression device in an individual patient.

CONCLUSIONS:

In vivo measurement of interface pressure is encouraged when clinical and experimental outcomes of compression treatment are to be evaluated.

PMID:
16442043
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